Year of the Horse

China Zodiac Animal - Horse

Horse is the seventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Horse include 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026...

The Five Elements of Horse is Fire (Huo), which symbolizes enthusiasm and energy. The animal gives people an impression of independence and integrity. Its spirit is recognized to be the Chinese people's ethos - making unremitting efforts to improve themselves with passion and diligence.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Wu
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Huo (Fire)
Yin Yang: Yang

Years of the Horse

Horse Year Start End
1918 Feb.11,1918 Jan.31,1919
1930 Jan.30,1930 Feb.16,1931
1942 Feb.15,1942 Feb.4,1943
1954 Feb.3,1954 Jan.23,1955
1966 Jan.21,1966 Feb.8,1967
1978 Feb.7,1978 Jan.27,1979
1990 Jan.27,1990 Feb.14,1991
2002 Feb.12,2002 Jan.31,2003
2014 Jan.31,2014 Feb.18,2015
2026 Feb.17,2026 Feb.5,2027

Lucky Signs for People born in Horse Year:

Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 7
Lucky Colors: brown, yellow, purple
Lucky Flowers: calla lily, jasmine, marigold
Lucky Directions: northeast, southwest and northwest

Lucky Numbers and Colors of Horse Lucky Flowers and Directions of Horse
Things Should be Avoided:
  • Unlucky Numbers: 1, 5, 6
  • Unlucky Colors: blue, white, gold
  • Unlucky Direction: southeast

They always impress upon people with dynamic, zealous and generous image. Although endowed with many shinning points, they have to face the weaknesses in their characteristics.
  • Strengths
    Most have nice personalities, such as warm-hearted, upright and easygoing. Hence, they usually have a lot of friends flocking around them. Independence and endurance makes them more powerful, and they do not easily give up when in difficulties. Positive attitude leads to a brighter direction. 
  • Weaknesses
    The love of spending seems to be the biggest problem since they must be financially well off to support their social activities and outlook. Besides, their frank attitude at times leads to letting out secret easily. Persistence is what they lack on the path of success. 
  • See more about Destiny by Birth Month, Destiny by Birth Date
  • Perfect Matches: Tiger, Sheep, Rabbit
    They are born to be a well-matched couple, sharing a lot in common.
  • Acceptable Matches: Dragon, Dog, Monkey
    Their life will be sweet and happy as long as one of them learns to be considerate, tolerant and understanding.
  • Complementary Match: Pig
    They are a complementary couple in characteristic and capability, and good partners in housework / business.
  • Intimate Friend: Snake
    They are not so much couple as intimate friends, enjoying the same value for fashion and art.
  • Avoid: Rat, Ox, Rooster, Horse
    They cannot understand and support each other.
  • See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility
  • Best Jobs: Adventurers, writers, architects, businessmen, performers, entrepreneurs, scientists, artist, politicians, critics, tour guide...
  • Best Working Partners: Tiger, Sheep, Dog
  • Best Age to Start a Business: 30-50
  • Best Career Fields: Artistic Field, Political Circle, Commercial Fields and Tourism Industry
  • See more about Best Business and Career Fields for Horse
In the year of 2020, people born with Chinese zodiac Horse sign would have much fortune in their love relationship. They will have a large chance to fall in love with someone. However, in terms of career, wealth and health, Horses may face different problems in these three aspects. It will be difficult for them to have outstanding performance in work. Keeping the balance between income and expenses is important in 2020. Horse fortune prediction in 2020 shows that they should notice health condition all the time. Enough physical exercises is necessary. 
Horse Luck in 2020
Combined with the western 12 constellations, Horses' characteristics tends to be more specific, such as self-disciplined Aries, ambitious Taurus, confident Gemini, cautious Cancer, tough Leo, prudent Virgo, graceful Libra, passionate Scorpio, enthusiastic Sagittarius, aspirant Capricorn, generous Aquarius and insightful Pisces.
Apart from sharing some similar general personality traits, People born in the Year of the Horse also subtly features different characteristics based on four blood types. People with type O are usually emotional facing the uncertain situation, but romantic in perusing the true love. Type A people are industrious and persistent, striving to fulfill every ambition, while quick temper makes themselves under great pressure. Those with type B are usually upright and warm-hearted, attracting a lot of friends around, who can be the powerful backup for them. And the type AB ones are wild and unruly in society; they are fond of taking risks to try everything new. Traveling far is what they often do.

Different years of Horse are associated with different items of the traditional Chinese Five Elements, which to some extent affect people’s personality and fate.

Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Horse 1954, 2014 Born leader and decision maker, with rich imagination and penetrating opinions.
Fire Horse 1906, 1966 Intelligent, passionate, energetic; sensitive to dressing and fashion.
Earth Horse 1918, 1978 Optimistic, with strong action and executive power.
Metal Horse 1930, 1990 Frank by nature with a ready tongue, sparing no effort to help friends.
Water Horse 1942, 2002 Some short-tempered, but giving and considerate to friends.

Horse Zodiac Eminent Personalities

Louisa May Alcott, Chopin, Davy Crockett, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Sandra Day O'Connor, Rembrandt, Teddy Roosevelt, Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Streisand, Cindy Crawford, Cynthia Nixon, Denzel Washington, Harrison Ford, Jason Biggs, Jackie Chan, Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta, Leonard Bernstein, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Rembrandt, Ashton Kutcher, Emma Watson, Josh Hartnett, Katie Holmes, Kristen Stewart, Kobe Bryant, Genghis Khan, Emperor Kangxi and Yongzheng of China’s Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911)
- Last modified on May. 17, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Horse
Asked by A from NEW ZEALAND | May. 16, 2020 04:35Reply
Please help
Hi I am born on 9/11/1990.
I would like to ask your advice whether I should or should not quit my job. I am in doubt whether I am working at the right company and if I do quit is there any possible opportunity to find a better place to work for.
I have quite a low self esteem which make me not believing in myself as I am good enough to do anything.
I do not know what 2020 will brings but I hope you can give some advice whether anything I can do or change the way I am.
Answers (1)
Answered by Layla from FINLAND | May. 17, 2020 22:59

The most important thing is to believe yourself first of all no matter what company you stay at. Then you should try the best and make full use of your abilities to have outstanding performances. Just insist on and make some changes, then you will see whether the company is right or not.
Asked by jess.p from USA | Mar. 23, 2020 02:12Reply
family/ friendship. career
i am a female born in september 14th, 1990 in bintaro jakarta, indonesia.

1) i dont trust my family at all. is it true that my friends and family and my church families can look through my phone messages without me noticing it? i never had a best friend in my whole life because of trust issue. my cousin's wife stole my money before and told my friends to spies on me by asking me where are you? what are you doing? is this job my feeling or is it actually happened? the pattern is all there but i dont have concrete prove.
2) would i ever get enough people to be by myside or everyone is gonna treat me the same where they fall into my family selfishness to actually spies on me?
3) when should i leave my parent house for good? like what year and month.
4) i always wanted to be fashion stylist. would i ever get to be fashion stylist after i am done with school? or should i just jump now with just online course like school of style?
5) if i go to school for that certificate, can i have another personal business on the side first before jump into that one. i would like to have home child care business while pursuing fashion stylist. would it work?
Answers (1)
Answered by Billie from DENMARK | Mar. 27, 2020 20:50

1. Well, according to this situation, you would tell them your true feelings about these behaviors.
2. You will find the people that treat you truely in 2020.
3. It is predicted that you would have a chance to leave your parent house in 2021 or 2022.
4. You would have some chances to become a fashion stylist because you have the outstanding abilities actually.
5. Yes, it will be ok for you to have home child care business while pursuing fasion stylist.

Good luck!
Asked by asyd from INDIA | Mar. 22, 2020 06:29Reply
born on 29 september 1990 time 2.30 pm thane mumbai india
Can you please tell me what future holds for me. is there are any chances for me to travel abroad for work.
Even want to know about my health

Thank you
Answers (5)
Answered by Yvonne from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 23, 2020 23:10

The prediction shows that you would find several nice opportunities to travel abroad this year. Thus you should keep the positive attitude. Besides, you won't have serious healthy problems. If possible, you should have more physical exercises in daily life.
Answered by asyd from INDIA | Apr. 18, 2020 04:08

Thanks Yvonne,

I am planing to marry my gf date 2 october 1986 time 1.05 am place mumbai india

How will be our health and luck together
Answered by Leah from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 19, 2020 23:19

Don't worry. There won't have problems in your health. You should keep the positive attitude all the time!
Answered by asyd from INDIA | Jun. 29, 2020 00:48

When i can see improvement in my career
Answered by Leah | Jun. 29, 2020 02:38

August, October and November will be lucky months for you based on the prediction.
Asked by JN from INDIA | Feb. 04, 2020 06:56Reply
I'm a female born on 11th July 1966. Facing lots of ups and downs in my health.
In the middle of treatment for a vicious disease. What are the chances of my health improving in 2020.
Answers (1)
Answered by Bonnie from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 09, 2020 19:32

You should keep the positive attitude towards your health. There won't have many bad things in 2020. Everything will be ok. :)
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